Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Malaysian police can shoot and arrest when they want when persons were killed, was it intentional?

Well, it is possible for the police to shoot and arrest...and in this case, 5 bullets were shot...and 3 hit"..left rib, knee and left foot." ...and one bullet hit an innocent person.

Anyway, what we need is for an independent body (certainly not the police themselves) to investigate the whole shooting determine whether there was any need to shoot...and if there was any shooting, was it really necessary, etc.. IPCMC - that is what we need.

PETALING JAYA: Police have set up a task force to carry out a thorough investigation into the incident where a bystander was wounded by a stray bullet in Kuala Selangor.

The task force, headed by a senior officer from Selangor police headquarters, is to ascertain if the policeman had followed procedures before opening fire, said state police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar.

In Sunday's incident, five shots were discharged from the policeman's pistol during the incident involving a deranged man who attacked a policeman with a parang in Kampung Kuantan.

“I feel very sad about this incident and I strongly believe no one wanted it to happen,” DCP Khalid said.

“We want to take necessary precautions to prevent it from recurring,” he said, after visiting the injured bystander S. Surentiran, 22 at the Sungai Buloh hospital yesterday.

DCP Khalid urged the public not to politicise the incident, which could lead to a public outcry or condemnation against the police force.

To a question, he said the four policemen involved in the incident were still on duty and he saw no reason to suspend them as they were just carrying out their duty.

A 48-year-old mentally-ill man, believed to be an ex-commando, began acting in an aggressive manner and wielded a parang at villagers in a shop at about 7.30pm.

A villager called the police and two patrol cars responded.

One of the policemen ordered the man to surrender, but he got onto his bicycle and headed towards a vacant house about 2km away. All four policemen pursued him and tried to coax him into giving up.

All of a sudden, he attacked one of the policemen who shot at him once but missed.

After the first shot, the man ran into an oil palm estate where he stabbed a villager, Mohd Khairi Zaharuddin, 30, in the left thigh.

A policeman who was chasing him fired four shots, hitting him in the left rib, knee and left foot.

Surentiran was hit by a stray bullet in the incident.

Surentiran's brother, Sures, 23, lodged a report at the Kota Daman-sara police station at 3.30pm on Monday over the incident.
- Star, 12/5/2010, Task force to probe how stray bullet hit bystander(from the Malaysian Bar website)

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